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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO.:  48

POLICY CODE:  LG

TO:                  Superintendents of Schools, Curriculum Coordinators, Principals and Directors of Special Education

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

RE:                  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):  Protecting US Schools

DATE:             October 15, 2004

Attached is a letter from Deputy Secretary of Education Eugene Hitchcock to colleagues in the education community.  The letter outlines lessons learned from the Beslan, Russia incident and actions schools could take to improve their crisis planning.  We thought this would be helpful for your review.  We have attached a PDF file that contains the letter as well as a list of Resources and Questions and Answers.

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